I'm gonna buy something shiny today having day off gonna do me racing bets then go for a wonder
I saw a Festool sliding bevel the other day - just a BOG-standard beech sliding bevel, and it was retailing at £30!
If anyone has been tyre-kicking Fein's top of the range AMM700 18v (previously called 'Supercut'), then now may be the time to pull the trigger.
The bare tool is currently £175 at FFX (usually about £210), and if you purchase any 2 bare powertools from the Fein range before the end of this month (2 days left!), they'll send you a charger and 2x 5.2ah heavy duty (21700 cells) batteries free.
I have no affiliation; I just own the AMM700 and their cordless angle grinder and they're excellent performers. Better quality than my DeWalt tools.
I think Festool gear is quality. So well engineered. Alway exact and and smooth. From combi drills to mixer drills, biscuit joiners to planers.
Fein on the other hand I found s**t.
I did like the look and quality of fein gear.
I paid £400 for the multi tool (kit). Used a hand full of times, not for long periods, over 3 years.
It died, on taking it apart, some of the electronics inside had swelled up..
I reckon it cost me £50 per use!
Not going back.
I suppose, purely on a statistical level, there will always be one or two unusual incidents.
I stand by my enthusiasm for Fein. They have exceeded my expectations with the AMM700 - I've been impressed with it every single time I've used it.
However, I don't deny that there is always the possibility of ending up with mud on my face - yes, the tool could fail, unexpectedly, but I can honestly say I think you may have been exceptionally unlucky.
As you know, Festool believe in the exact same tool, as well, choosing to have Fein rebadge their Supercut/AMM700 with the Festool name.
Even Hilti powertools fail, occasionally - it's just that they build-in a huge margin to cover the cost of providing exceptional repairs, servicing, etc., so they retain a good reputation even when their tools fail. In other words, no powertool manufacturer on planet earth makes 100% perfect products.